2 hours ago
Jun 12, 2010
Horses and Horsepower
My dad is a real cowboy, and he has a lot of stories from his days growing up on his dad's ranch in the panhandle of Texas. After seeing the buildup for the North Texas Antique Tractor and Engine Club's show in Terrell, I knew it would be a perfect father-and-son outing.
Of course there was also plenty to shoot for the Tribune as well...
Some of the fun was the graphic quality of these old machines. They really don't make them like they used to.
My inner country boy was entertained by the tractor pull competition. These machines are all over 50 years old and still pulling strong.
Most of the guys on the tractors were over 50 years old and pulling strong as well.
On the way home, we made a stop at the Double Nickel Horse Ranch to get some quick shots of a charity roping event for Terrell's Healing Hearts Ministries.
Like a lot of arenas, the Double Nickel has a roof and no sides. That is great for a breeze but it can be a struggle for a photographer.
The light is nice like a giant softbox...
But it can make for a crazy washed out photo when all of that light floods the lens while you try to get a decent exposure on the subjects.
About the only solution in this place was to move to a place to fill the frame with the subject to minimize the background. It helped some...
Of course, you it is harder to keep everything in the frame that way
Have a great weekend, everybody,